Instapaper, the popular iPhone and iPad app that saves online material for offline reading, has been updated to 4.0. The interface has been complete redesigned, there is a new search subscription available for searching for the full contents of every article you've ever saved, and much more!
Great for long articles and blog posts that you find during the day and would like to read, but don't have the time when you find them. Save with Instapaper, then read later when you're commuting, in a meeting, or waiting in line.
Here's the update notes:
- Completely redesigned iPad list interface as a grid with sidebar
- Redesigned iPhone interface with a black-and-white theme
- Multi-select articles in list to archive, delete, or move in bulk
- Search Subscription: the $1/month Subscription from the Instapaper website is now available in the app via In-App Purchase. It's called Search Subscription, and it adds server-side searching of the full contents of every article you've ever saved. This replaces the old downloaded-articles-only search in the app.
- Archive and Delete now peacefully coexist everywhere
- App Directory (in Settings) lists apps that integrate with Instapaper
- Hardware brightness control in iOS 5 (brightness now also available on iPhone)
- Draggable scrollbar for quickly jumping through documents
- Article authors, published dates, and site titles are now displayed when available (availability will increase over time)
- "Friends" section can now browse all recent links posted in your Facebook news feed, Twitter timeline, and Tumblr Dashboard
- "Editors" is now fully intergrated and sourced exclusively from Give Me Something To Read
- New settings to customize number of Liked/Archive articles stored on device
- Wikipedia lookups added to newly redesigned "Define" popups
- Footnotes are converted to inline "..." buttons that display in popovers
- [iPhone] Option to hide the status bar while reading (hidden by default)
- [iPhone] Redesigned font (ᴀA) panel to be like iPad's
- [iPhone] Redesigned Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Pinboard, Evernote share forms
- YouTube URLs now open in the system's YouTube app
- New option to use Apple's dictionary under iOS 5
- Minor improvements to the in-article styling
- Smoother tilt scrolling that works well in all orientations
- New icon
- Added Tweetbot and The Hit List to Share panel
- When updating, the entire table no longer reloads after each article downloads. It now just reloads once after the main update request, showing all (even un-downloaded) articles, and they enable themselves as they get downloaded.
Instapaper is available on the iPhone and iPad for $4.99.
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